Book Clubs

The Oswego Public Library District offers book clubs for a variety of ages.  Newcomers are always welcome!

ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Montgomery Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 10 The Raven Spell Luanne G. Smith
February 16* Dead Silence S.A. Barnes
March 14 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab
April 11 Doors of Sleep Tim Pratt
May 9 Ninth House Leigh Bardugo
June 13 The Queen of the Cicadas V. Castro
July 11 In the Valley of the Sun Andy Davidson
August 8 Klara and the Sun Kazuo Ishiguro
September 12 The Coward Stephen Aryan
October 10 The Last House on Needless Street Catriona Ward
November 14 Neuromancer William Gibson
December 12 The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon

*Please note that we will meet on Thursday in February.

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Ben in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 12 Finlay Donovan Is Killing It Elle Cosimano
February 9 Snowblind Ragnar Jonasson
March 9 The Warden Anthony Trollope
April 13 A New Earth Eckhart Tolle
May 11 My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell
June 8 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff
July 13 The Mountaintop School for Dogs (and Other Second Chances) Ellen Cooney
August 10 The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett
September 14 Educated Tara Westover
October 12 Code Breaker Walter Isaacson
November 9 Bel Canto Ann Patchett
December 14 No Meeting No Meeting

Award Winners Book Discussion Group

Discusses recent award winners. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Gloria in Adult Services for more information. 
Oswego Campus 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 5 In the Midst of Winter Isabel Allende
February 2 The Engineer’s Wife Tracy Enerson Wood
March 2 Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson
April 6 The Maid Nita Prose
May 4 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid
June 1 The Kinship of Secrets Eugenia Kim
July 6 Where the Deer and the Antelope Play Nick Offerman
August 3 The Four Winds Kristin Hannah
September 7 All Adults Here Emma Straub
October 5 Hour of the Witch Chris Bohjalian
November 2 The Sentence Louise Erdrich
December 7 Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus

Mystery Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite mystery novels. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Contact group moderator Jenna in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 18 True Crime Story Joseph Knox
February 15 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie
March 15 The Ruin Dervla McTiernan
April 19 The Push Ashley Audrain
May 17 The Good Sister Sally Hepworth
June 21 The Woman in the Library Sulari Gentill
July 19 The Poacher’s Son Paul Doiron
August 16 The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman
September 20 Clark and Division Naomi Hirahara
October 18 Don’t Look for Me Wendy Walker
November 15 The Word Is Murder Anthony Horowitz
December 20 No Meeting No Meeting

NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB

Adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will read and discuss a book together.  Join us through Zoom to have fun reading, learning, and making new friends! Registration is required.
Ages 16 – Adult
Zoom Meetings  |  4:00 – 4:30 pm
January 28,  February 25,  March 25,  April 29,  May 27,  June 24


YOUNG ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

PIZZA & PAGES

Come ready to talk about some of your favorite books and enjoy some pizza!
Grades 6-9
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:30 pm
PIZZA & PAGES is currently paused

For additional information about any of the Young Adult Services Book Clubs, contact Young Adult Services at 630-978-1655 or email YoungAdultServices@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.


YOUTH SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

KIDS + BOOKS = FUN

Come join us as we start reading a book and do a related activity. Keep your book to finish reading at home!

Register through the library’s Events Calendar or call Youth Services at 630-978-1272.

Grades 2 – 3

WHO, WHAT, WAS CLUB

Read the selected Who, What, Was book for the month. At the end of the month we will send out trivia questions based on the book.

Register through the library’s Events Calendar or call Youth Services at 630-978-1272.

Grades 2 – 5

For more information about any of the Youth Services Book Clubs, contact Youth Services at 630-978-1272 or email youthreference@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.